In this chapter, I seek to enrich contract doctrine by using feminist strategies as a means of contesting and restructuring conventional and stalemated understandings . At the same time, I hope to contribute to feminist theory by exposing, on the somewhat unlikely terrain of the common law, how conventional analytical devices are deeply implicated in the construction of our current gender system. In the pursuit of these objectives, I am going to be particularly concerned with three "texts ." The "texts" are law review articles written by male legal scholars for a law readership .